On May 22, 2018 Kreitner Elementary dedicated its new West Playground Pavilion. The bright Kreitner-red shelter was built with funds raised thru the school’s Richard Lickfield Memorial Foundation.
Mr. Lickfield was a beloved former principal of Kreitner. The fund supports awards for former students and improvements in the school. The foundation held fundraisers and events, like Rock n’Roll Bingo and Trivia Night, to raise money to build the pavilion.
Fourth grade students, Principal Dr. Todd Pettit and members of the Richard Lickfield Memorial Foundation gathered to dedicate the pavilion with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The space will be used as an outdoor classroom and gathering space.
At the ribbon cutting, Dr. Pettit said:
We gather this morning under and around this pavilion to dedicate it for the use of our Kreitner Family and our community neighbors. To dedicate means to set something aside for a particular purpose. The purpose of the pavilion is to provide a place to relax in the shade with friends, to learn outside with teachers and to simply gather together as a school family.
We thank the Richard Lickfield Memorial Foundation for providing this pavilion. As your principal it is my honor to continue to improve our school and campus collaborating with friends and family of our school. In doing so, I feel I am carrying on the tradition of providing a safe, clean and pleasant environment to learn, just as Mr. Lickfield did when he was principal so many years ago.
We join together to dedicate this pavilion to the students, teacher and staff here today, and to all those in the future who will use it. We dedicate it for making friends, being creative, exploring, and learning in the outdoors.
May this space be blessed by the joy of play and the blessing of friends. May it connect those who sit under it with one to another in Cougar pride and friendship.